ReliaQuest | June 17, 2022
ReliaQuest, a security operations force enhancer, announced today that it has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA). MISA is an ecosystem of independent software manufacturers and managed security service providers that have linked their products to better guard against an ever-increasing number of threats.
"With digital transformation driving migration to Microsoft Azure, it becomes even more critical to have a unified view across an organization’s security infrastructure. Now, with added support for Microsoft Sentinel, Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, ReliaQuest GreyMatter extends visibility across the Microsoft ecosystem. GreyMatter unifies detection, investigation and response to drive security effectiveness and cyber resilience, while allowing the customer to integrate Microsoft Security products at the pace that best suits their organization.”
Brian Foster, ReliaQuest Chief Product Officer
This partnership makes it simple for Microsoft clients to ingest data and automate activities across any vendor solution, whether on-premises or in one or more clouds. GreyMatter, in conjunction with extensive security operations knowledge, accelerates threat detection and response. This improves the efficiency of current investments, such as the correlation capabilities of Microsoft Sentinel and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.
GreyMatter contextualizes threat research, aggregate customer knowledge, more than 40 open source and commercial security data sources to build a complete, actionable picture of present and upcoming risks. ReliaQuest will continue investing in GreyMatter's integration capabilities with the Microsoft 365 security suite, extending the ReliaQuest aim to "Make Security Possible."
Rob Lefferts, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Defender said that, “Microsoft Intelligent Security Association members, like ReliaQuest, leverage Microsoft’s security products to better defend against cyber security threats with identity and access management, threat protection, information protection and security management.”
Exabeam | June 09, 2022
Exabeam, a pioneer in Next-Generation SIEM and XDR, announced today its intention to construct and evolve its modern cloud-native security information and event management (SIEM) and cybersecurity analytics solutions on Google Cloud. The move provides global security teams with endless data ingestion, speed, and scale options in their continuous battle against more sophisticated cybersecurity threats over an ever-expanding attack surface.
“Exabeam is unlike any other SIEM vendor in that we leverage our machine learning-based, cyber analytics product to help security teams be more efficient. With this next version of our product, we will now become completely cloud-native offering unparalleled performance, scale, and cost efficiency. Exabeam is built by security people for security people.”
Michael DeCesare, CEO and president, Exabeam
Gerrit Kazmaier, Vice President and General Manager, Data Analytics and Business Intelligence at Google Cloud said that “Addressing and protecting data from security threats and attacks is a business-critical focus that is constantly evolving. We look forward to continuing our work together to create products that help companies securely leverage their data at cloud scale.”
Adam Geller, chief product officer, Exabeam said that “After looking at several cloud players in the market, we selected Google Cloud, specifically the Data Analytics family of products including BigQuery, Dataflow, and Looker, because of its hyperscale, speed, and ability to support the type of technically advanced products we build at Exabeam. Google Cloud has enabled us to greatly accelerate our own security platform and product innovation resulting in state-of-the-art features and capabilities that can finally overcome the data proliferation and threat detection, investigation, and response (TDIR) challenges faced by security operations teams today.”
Exabeam has been named a Leader with the highest ability to execute in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM for the third time in a row, joining a rapidly growing list of technology companies that power their products and businesses with Google data cloud products like BigQuery, Looker, Spanner, and Vertex AI.
CyberProof | June 22, 2022
CyberProof, a UST company, announced a partnership with Microsoft and can provide Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR) capabilities for Microsoft Security Services for Enterprise, a new managed service for large enterprise customers that is part of Microsoft's new security services portfolio. Microsoft Security Services for business is a comprehensive, expert-led service that manages onboarding, everyday interaction, practice modernization, and incident response by combining proactive threat hunting and MXDR with devoted Microsoft security experts. The service extends threat detection and response across Microsoft 365 Defender and Microsoft Sentinel security solutions by leveraging the human expertise and service delivery experience of MXDR providers like CyberProof and internal Microsoft teams.
Customers can mitigate the cybersecurity risks associated with digital transition by leveraging CyberProof's experience with the most difficult, enterprise-scale changes. The CyberProof Defense Center platform runs on Microsoft Azure natively and connects with the Microsoft Security Stack. This allows CyberProof to assist organizations in addressing critical difficulties as they grow their security operations, ranging from log gathering and analysis to proactive search for malicious threat behavior.
CyberProof's nation-state qualified cybersecurity professionals offer Managed XDR services and experience to companies wishing to transition from old on-premises security solutions to cloud-native protection. CyberProof partners with Microsoft as a Microsoft Gold Partner, with R&D teams in Tel Aviv working closely together to provide customers with end-to-end security services such as advanced threat intelligence and hunting, use case engineering, and vulnerability management.
Microsoft's entry into this industry validates the importance of sophisticated MXDR services, which are quickly rising. Gartner predicts that by 2025, half of enterprises will be employing MDR services for threat monitoring, detection, and response tasks that provide threat containment and mitigation capabilities.
"Our Managed XDR service offering indicates a shift in security operations supported by cloud-native technology. Forward-thinking CISOs are quickly discovering the many benefits of a cloud-native security architecture and we are helping them solve the most complex challenges as co-innovation partners with Microsoft." He continued, "We are proud to work together with Microsoft as a part of Microsoft's partner community and are excited about the process Microsoft is undergoing," said Tony Velleca, Chief Executive Officer, CyberProof.
"CyberProof shares Microsoft's belief in the crucial importance of collaborating within the cybersecurity community to improve customers' threat detection and response capabilities. As members of Microsoft's partner community, we are now offering Managed XDR for Microsoft 365 Defender and Microsoft Sentinel in our portfolio." He added, "CyberProof was among the first to deploy Microsoft Sentinel in a highly regulated, global enterprise, and today, our close partnership with Microsoft is expanding to address the increasing demand for Managed XDR services."
Yuval Wollman, President, CyberProof
"CyberProof is committed to collaboration within the cybersecurity community. We value CyberProof's capabilities in cyber defense and appreciate the team working with us to improve the ability of our customers to predict, detect, and respond to security threats faster." said Kelly Bissell, Corporate Vice President of Security Service Line, Microsoft.